Reiki is an energy healing techniquethat promotes relaxation, reduces stress, provides balance and improves our body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki can be accessed and directed through the energetic pathways in the body of an attuned Reiki practitioner, then released through the hands using gentle touch and/or beaming into the body, mind and personal energy field of recipients.
Mikao Usui discovered and developed reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments. Through peer-reviewed medical studies, it has been shown that Reiki engages the parasympathetic nervous system. This is also known as our “rest and digest” state, the opposite to our “fight/flight/freeze/fawn” stress response. It can have a noticeable positive impact on many conditions and areas of concern (mental, physical and emotional) without interfering with any other form of treatment or healing modality.
In-Studio Reiki Sessions
We recommend coming in for your session wearing comfortable clothes and without any jewellery. You are welcome to start your session standing up, sitting down, lying on the massage bed, or lying on a yoga mat on the floor. You are welcome (and encouraged) to move around at any point to make yourself for comfortable. You are welcome to listen music or a meditation, we can talk about anything that’s coming up, we can go through meditations and mindfulness exercises, you can watch videos or do work… whatever you would like. This is your session and you are encouraged to enjoy it in a variety of ways and are welcome to change your mind about what you want as often as you need.
Remote Reiki Sessions
Our Remote Reiki Sessions are available in the comfort of your own home (or wherever you choose to log in from). Although human touch does have it’s own benefits, Reiki itself is equally effective whether delivered hands-on or remotely by a level 2 practitioner or Reiki Master. To get the most out of your Reiki session, we recommend that you join us over Zoom where we can incorporate an element of mindfulness and relaxation. We understand though that life can be busy and we are just as happy to connect briefly at the start of the session and then continue sending Reiki while you move on to doing chores, completing work, having a nap, taking a nice relaxing bubble bath or flowing with wherever life takes you. Once we begin, it’s no longer a requirement for you to stay on the phone or Zoom call for the remainder of the session… whatever works for you is great, so long as what you are doing would still be safe if you were to suddenly become very relaxed or experience emotional processing. Remote Reiki Sessions can take place over Zoom, by telephone, or scheduled for a specific time to be sent without direct contact.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, on purpose, to the current moment. We begin by taking long, deep breaths and focusing on the sensation of our breath entering and leaving our body. We remain connected to our body, our senses and our environment using a variety of techniques and activities. The purpose of Mindfulness is not to clear your mind of all distractions. It’s natural to get distracted. A lot. We don’t need to forcefully push away our thoughts, nor do we continue to allow ourselves to be absorbed in them. We notice when we lose our focus on the present, we acknowledge our thoughts and we gently and non-judgmentally bring ourselves back to the experience of the present moment, over and over and over again.
They are compassionate, non-judgemental, supportive and confidential conversations. We provide a listening ear, validation and support from an intuitive, kind and empathetic person with lived experience with Mental Health challenges and recovery. Do you need to vent and express your emotions in a safer space about whatever is going on in your life? We’re here for you. Do you need a shoulder to cry on? Bring it in. Do you need to express your frustration with your co-workers, partner, children or friends? We’re here for that. Do you really need to talk about something that you can’t tell anyone yet to be able to celebrate or release or feel any of the feels? That’ll stay between us. Are you struggling with mental health challenges and need to speak to someone who’s been there and gets it? We’ve got you. Would you like help navigating effective coping skills or community resources? We can do that. Are you sick of talking to people who are dismissive, judgemental, or think they know what’s best for you? We don’t. We won’t ever tell you what to do or give any unsolicited suggestions. We’re here to listen, not to give advice. We know that we don’t know what’s best for you. Only you do. We’re here to support you while you figure that out for yourself based on your personal needs, values and goals.
Remote Guided Mindfulness Practice
Schedule a remote guided mindfulness session for you or your team to encourage a more present, grounded and relaxed state of mind. Connect to the present moment using breath work, movement, our five senses and non-judgementally observing our environments, our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings. Remote Mindfulness Sessions take place over Zoom.
Reiki Training & Attunement for Self-Healing
Learn the basics of Reiki for self-healing with a certified Reiki Master. We will discuss what Reiki is, its history, how it can be used and what to expect. We will discuss and practice cleansing our personal energy fields, Reiki rituals, initiating Reiki for self-healing, the various hand positions for self-healing, and the importance of mindfulness and informed consent. This portion of the training can be completed remotely over Zoom or outdoors within the Kirkendall neighbourhood in Hamilton. You may book individually or as a small private group.
Once the initial training is complete, we will meet in person to perform the Reiki Attunement ceremony. This portion only takes about ten minutes and may be booked individually at a separate date and time or performed at the end of an in-person training.
* Please note that this training is meant for self-healing and does not provide certification as a Reiki practitioner.